Coming up with a list of six – three historicals and three contemporaries – wasn’t easy, but, hey, I’m up to the challenge.
Each of the books in the poll has achieved “classic” status, though we all seem to define it differently. Each would spark good discussion. Each is easily available and currently in print. And, lastly, each was either suggested by multiple readers on the message board (thanks to everyone for their comments) or came about through discussions amongst Lea, Heather, and me.
With regards to the currently in print requirement that more than one reader seemed to find limiting, we are certainly willing to do an out of print book when sufficient notice is given for readers to get their hands on a copy. Right now, however, our goal is to get the book club up and running, so choosing a book readers don’t have to jump through hoops to get seems like a no-brainer. In the future, if there is interest, then we will do it. Promise.
Lea and Heather and everybody at AAR is looking forward to the discussion – whichever book you pick. The poll will be open through the weekend and the winner announced Monday. Date and time for the next book club is still TBD, but will most likely take place in late September.
Thanks for voting – and don’t forget to look for the announcement here on Monday morning.